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Moor Hall Farmhouse 
Bettws-y-crwyn, Newcastle on Clun
Shropshire, SY7 8PH 
01547 510664


You will already know about my courses for 2020 and many are very nearly full if not already full. Here they all are again and do put your name on waiting lists as you never know when a space may become available.

Ongoing courses are mentioned at the end of the newsletter and both of my drawing courses do have spaces. So if you are thinking of treating yourself to a Christmas present, look no further.

 Happy reading.

SARAH BURGESS                   
17/18/19 April             
Chasing Shadows                         

Create your own shadows and develop experimental mono-type print, stitch and shadow applique onto layered transparent materials.

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JEAN LITTLEJOHN                 
21/22 April                 
Bond, build, blend, embellish         

Explore ways of building complex layers of bonded applique and stitch. Use the embellisher to blend these layers to produce integrated cloths that look deceptively simple.

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RUTH KIRKBY                                     
24 April                 
Breaking rules with Watercolour           

Exploring unusual techniques with watercolour which enables participants to loosen up and create some stunning effects.Ruth is an award-wining botanical artist. 

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AMANDA CLAYTON                
4/5/6 June     
Piecing Patching and Pockets           

Using neutrals with an emphasis on extreme contrasts of cloth qualities we will work through both traditional and contemporary ways to join, layer, inlay, trap and patch.

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DOROTHY TUCKER                
8/9 June                 
Outlining and Quilting                             

Using images of birds, animals and plants, create an original design and use variations of running stitch to outline design and fill surrounding areas with rippling textures, unique to kantha quilting. 

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MATTHEW HARRIS                 
12/13/14 Jun
Upside down and back to front        

Working with individual imagery explore through a series of exercises and processes ways to generate and develop visual information. The new images created will serve as the starting point for development and interpretation through drawing.

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JAN BEANEY                           
16/17 June     
Layers and holes                 

Make a unique, decorative and intriguing layered texture inspired by looking through foliage, rock formations or eroded surfaces. Consider using bonding, hand/machine embroidery on soluble film.

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DAVID TRESS                         
3/4/5 July       
Vision and Structure                        

You will be shown the building blocks which underlie representational landscape painting ~ light, space/perspective, tone, colour, composition and consider the ways in which an expressive or emotional response to landscape might be explored.

Course is FULL

ALICE FOX      (PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES)                  
2/3/4 September          
Land Marks                                      

Explore different ways to record your experience of the landscape around Moor Hall through mark making, rust printing, mono-printing and botanical contact printing . Develop these as samples and artists books, forming a personal record of your experience.

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SUE BROWN                           
26/27 September         
Mixed Media Book                           

Using gum arabic transfer, acrylic paint, stitching and stamping, create an excitingly textural textile book. Use up delicious scraps and experiment with new and familiar techniques. Produce a series of personalised pieces full of narrative.

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28/29/30 September
Personal Explorations

A course which encourages the use of drawing and sketchbook work to develop and generate students thinking and ideas. Personal responses will be encouraged around personal themes and considered in context to line, shape, pattern, texture, colour and form with particular reference to textiles.

This course is currently FULL . Please register your interest by emailing bobby@bobbybritnell.co.uk

22 Jan, 5/19 Feb, 4/18 Mar, 1 Apr
Moor Art 1
£210 for 6 sessions

Art courses offering insight into innovative art projects, exploring many ways of using techniques/media, through drawing and painting. Critique of work, artist research and lively discussion are essential parts of each session.  Course is suitable for all levels of ability and for those working in different art disciplines. If you feel concerned about committing to the full course try and get along to the first session to see if you like us and what we are doing. Individual session costs £50, but will be adjusted if you wish to stay for the full course.

Image by Sheelagh Stephens
Image by Sheelagh Stephens

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1/2 Feb, 29/1 Feb/Mar, 28/29 Mar
Moor Art 2
£210 for 6 sessions


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3 Feb, 2 Mar, 30 Mar
£105 for 3 sessions

This on-going course is for serious textile students wishing to pursue their own pathway through investigation, development and the sharing of ideas.
Appropriate activities will be offered as required and some thoughtful challenges will be set and encouraged.

Book this course HERE

29/30 Jan, 11/12 March, 6/7 May
Colour Investigations
£330 for 6 sessions

Extend your knowledge of textiles through dyed, stitched and printed textile techniques. Investigate aspects of colour, design and pattern on both paper and fabric. This is a brilliant course for building confidence, in a friendly and sharing environment.

This course is currently FULL. Please register your interest by emailing bobby@bobbybritnell.co.uk

So get cracking in sorting out which course you would like for Christmas before they are all snapped up!!!!

I might try and sneak in one more newsletter before the festive season happens in ernest. Meanwhile stay creative.

Bye for now 
Bobby Britnell, Moor Hall Farmhouse, Bettws-y-crwyn, Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire, SY7 8PH United Kingdom
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